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Reception – Hedgehog

Welcome to Reception, where we have two classes of 30 children.

The unit is split into different areas to allow the children to participate in a wide range of activities across the seven areas of learning.

The children have opportunities to learn both in the classroom and outside in our well equipped Foundation Stage garden.

  • In Numeracy we cover counting and comparing numbers, learning names and properties of 2d and 3d shapes, money, position and direction, days of the week, weight and capacity.
  • We follow the letters and sounds approach for phonics and use Oxford Reading Tree Scheme for Reading.
  • Music – We sing Nursery Rhymes and investigate rhythmic patterns and moving to a steady beat.
  • Art – Our art work will involve activities which encourage the children to explore texture and pattern.

Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you would like more information about the curriculum.

  • People who help us

    This week we have been thinking about people who help us at school.  We interviewed our school librarian Mrs Parr and found out how (and why) she became a school librarian.  We also looked at photos of the school from a long time ago and discussed the changes. 

  • “Bee and Me”

    Having read our focused book “Bee and Me” we worked collaboratively in Reception to create our Harvest themed display. We are very proud of our work!

  • Owl Babies

    This week in Literacy our focused book has been the ‘Owl Babies.’  We have been learning how to use a storymap to retell the story and use our phonics knowledge to write a speech bubble. 

    In Maths, we have been working on our subitising skills by playing dominoes, dice games and mark making with Numicon. 

  • Blog Art

    This week for art we have been using the paint sticks to create our own Todd Parr style
    illustrations. We noticed on the front cover of ‘The Feelings Book’ that bold colours had been
    used against brightly coloured backgrounds. We also discussed the different feelings that
    were represented. Some of our work is now on display in the school hall.